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Paris Agreement: Toward entry into force explained

Santiago Villalpando of the United Nations' Office of Legal Affairs explains how countries join the Paris Agreement on climate change and how it enters into force. Produced by the United Nations Department of Public I...

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India: Millet Madness

Millets used to be a staple food in India, but in the last five decades, almost half of their cultivation has been replaced with more lucrative cash crops, resulting in a major change in people's diets. Millets have u...

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Colombia: Sustainable Partnership for Change

Colombia has seen great economic growth in recent years, but 40% of its population still live in poverty. Working with the government and private sector, the UN Development Program (UNDP) has launched an Inclusive Ec...

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Bolivia: The Alpaca Connection

High in the Andean plains of Bolivia, alpacas and llamas are becoming big business for local farmers as global demand for alpaca fleece continues to grow. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is...

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Nepal: Too young to marry

Half of all girls in Nepal are married before the age of 18, an illegal but prevalent practice which denies them access to education and puts them at risk of complications in childbirth from having children too young....

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Moldova: Coming home

Twenty years after the fall of the Soviet Union, Moldova continues to struggle economically, with 25 per cent of the population forced to work abroad. The exodus has halted investment in local infrastructure, but now ...

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Kenya: A Green Future

After decades of excessive logging and reduced water flow, Mount Kenya is becoming green again. Thanks to a government pilot project financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD, thousands of ...

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Bangladesh: Climate Change Threatens Livelihood

Climate change continues to threaten food security in Bangladesh, one of the poorest countries in the world, where rising sea levels and seasonal storms worry farmers. Those living along the country's southern coast ...

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Pakistan: Changing Attitudes

United Nations, New York, February 2012 - The people from the remote Diamer District in northern Pakistan have always been conservative and suspicious of outsiders. A successful poverty alleviation project, initiated ...